Potential researchers of the future can still apply to Edge Hill University’s research degree programme, which has seen a record level of interest from those who want to solve real-world problems. 

The University’s Graduate School has extended the submission window until 1st October for those interested in January 2021 entry to accommodate the high volume of enquiries from prospective students hoping to pursue their research interests. 

Lydia Richardson, Postgraduate Research Student Coordinator, said: “Research allows you to develop your skills, think critically, challenge yourself, potentially make a difference to the lives of others and help answer some of society’s challenges.   

“It’s been fantastic to hear from so many keen applicants and we have decided to give them a little more time to follow their ambitions given the current climate we’re in.” 

Edge Hill currently offers three routes to a research degree; Masters by Research (MRes), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Professional Doctorate (in emergency services management).  

The MRes and PhD are open to all research disciplines available at Edge Hill and applicants will be required to complete a Covid-19 viability form when submitting their application. 

Successful applicants will go on to acquire the knowledge and skills to design and conduct a research project, evaluate the research and disseminate the results, contributing to current knowledge. 

Students will develop a range of transferable skills to help with further research within or outside academia, including critical thinking, project management, time management and presentation. 

For further details on the degree experience and how to apply for an MRes, PhD or Professional Doctorate, please visit the Graduate School web page or contact the Graduate School.